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CSPAN
May 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
geopolitics -- host: oil and gas production in the western hemisphere is booming, with the united states emerging less dependent on supplies from an unstable middle east. vens, nigeria, and mexico. host: southeast michigan. what are gas prices like there, dave? caller: very good. someone saying on your show that prices were falling for the holidays. that's not true here in southeast michigan, which people here like to drive a lot up north. we have a wonderful, beautiful up north. but the prices here average in the low $3.90's. they were a week ago in the mid $3.60, around there. for my employees, it's all the same for them. we're traveling 60 mile an hour round trips and that really hits the pocketbook when you're having to travel every day for week. i'll companies are certainly quick to bring the price down. thanks and have a good holiday. host: it's not our oil that we're talking about, it belongs to oil companies. new hampshire, john on our democrats line joins us. hi. caller: just one note i've acknowledged over the last few weeks. we have a caller on your show, but he was discussing
CSPAN
May 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
on one thing. when you leave the east coast of the united states, you can drive for miles from state to state and not see another black face. call to montana, utah, parts of oregon and washington -- there are lots of african americans in this country but there are parts where there are none. on the broader issue, that is certainly true. the president has done a lot for not just african americans but for everyone in the country. the health-care bill, the stimulus package. we were losing 800,000 jobs a month. the shift has been helpful for everyone. you cannot count on the all.dent to do with allit you have to start a small business and take the risk of willing to fail. there are conditions that exist, but government cannot solve all those problems. they have to be solved at the committee level. host: teresa is a republican from trenton, new jersey. caller: hi. i was listening -- i really love you. you're a great democratic strategist and i love your opinions and have you correct other people and bring them back to what the heart of the problem is. thank you for that. in order for us t
CSPAN
May 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
to a president of the united states. he has shown a lot of character in what he has done and i appreciate that from him. they talk about how much money he spends. he spent $5 trillion. we are $16 trillion in debt. when bush took over he was in the clear. that means that he spent $11,000 in eight years. that is 500,000 more -- i mean 500 million more than what obama has spent. where are they going to go with that? i am a republican, but i believe i am going to vote democratic this time. i cannot. go for cannot it is not right. it host: all right. this weekend is the libertarian party's national convention. c-span will be there throughout the weekend. it's being held in las vegas. you will see the beginning of it tonight at 9:00 eastern and then saturday on this network beginning at noon. and political news, the candidate mitt romney was in richmond, virginia, yesterday and in coverage of his visit, romney said virginia is the key to victory in the fall. he picked up the endorsement of michelle bachmann. there he is with governor bob mcdonnell. and from the boston globe, former home town of
CSPAN
May 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
and billionaires, extracting money from the united states in order to make it seem like things are dysfunctional. they are getting rich. their kids and grandkids have good educations. mitt romney has five sons, money in the bank, $100 million. government makes many jobs. host: we will see what jim has to say on twitter, echoing a comment on facebook. what do you think about this? let's hear what darrell, a republican has to say in san diego, california. caller: good morning. i think it is typical of government rules. it misses the point. back in oklahoma city, a couple of conferences ago, the gsa spent less than three and a thousand dollars total with the same number of people. the question is, how much are spending per person? are you getting value? if they make a rule of $500,000 or $100,000, is it going to get a conference of 30 people to stay under some limit. if you're going to produce rules, quickly enough, they should be producing a per diem rule. how much per conference, whether it is appropriate, and how do you trust -- how you justify conference. do i think they should have conferences
CSPAN
May 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
karzai is here in the united states and is said to be launching a charm offensive. he is best known for periodic jabs and his nato allies, but he is embarking on a charm offensive as he faces the prospect of fleeing troops and possibly dollars -- let's listen to what president karzai had to say in chicago. [video clip] >> afghanistan reaffirms its commitment to the transition process and to the completion of it in 2013. and the withdrawal of our partners in 2014, so that afghanistan is no longer a burden on the shoulder of friends in the international community or the shoulders of the united states and our other allies. afghanistan, as you actually put it, mr. president, " looks forward to an end to this war and a transformational decade in which afghanistan will be working further for institution building and the development of sounder government in the country. host: that was the afghan president for the nato summit in chicago yesterday. we are getting some tweets and you can join that conversation. joseph writes -- --e's the baltimore sun and we see some images in the newspapers
CSPAN
May 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
was in the united states marine corps. host: where did you serve? caller: i serve for 1963-1967, two years i was in vietnam. i was a grunt. that first caller was totally outrageous. i believe that panetta is doing the right thing because there is something called the uniform code of military justice. we are all prepped about what lines we can and cannot cross when we are involved in a war. there are some incidences that do occur. in this day and age because of the internet, people have easy access to some of these things. when i was in vietnam, we burned down some hootches, way through somebody's on top of them and put lime on top of them but we were in the war. host: when you were in vietnam, were you briefed by your commanding officers or the nco's in your unit about what was and was not acceptable behavior? caller: i was a noncommissioned officer. i was a sergeant. yes, we were briefed by the upper echelon captain and majors and tank commanders. host: more from the article in "the baltimore sun." back to the telephones. florida, william, also retired, go ahead. caller: sometimes you can
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
of the united states -- host: jimmy -- caller: we don't get the same benefits or tax breaks. host: the minimum wage in your state is $5.15 an hour. that's lower than the federal rate. do you have friends who make minimum wage? what's your experience? caller: well, i'm an independent owner. i own my own small business myself, but i have been, you know, at the point of minimum wage and, you know, minimum wage keeps you poor. you make enough money to go to work, come home and go to work. in new york city, $50,000 is a -- $50,000 a year is not a lot of money. that's a lot of money in other places but that's not a lot here. people are making $12,000, $16,000 and live in new york city? it's a no-brainer. the cost of living in life should be given to we the people. host: let's look at the department of labor statistics. it says you can look at any state here and see which states are below the federal minimum wage which are higher. where federal and state law differ, the higher rate does apply. you can see green states have a higher rate than the federal level. red state s have a lower minimum wage th
CSPAN
May 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
, this is a time, when if you're going to be president of the united states, you have to take a leadership role and there is a risk in taking a position, but that is all part of leadership. >>host: that was from the jon huntsman campaign during the republican primary. he has since endorsed the mitt romney campaign. caller: thank you for allowing me to voice my point of view. i am addressing the issue whether obama is flip-floping more evolving. i think it is only natural that we call it devolution. -- call it the evolution. he changede said that yo his pointed you because of his daughters. the fact that he can learn from his children is a sign that he does not see himself as the paragon of all that is right and all that is wrong. he is willing to learn from younger people, which is only a tribute to the fact that he is willing to learn. all of our politicians who have the point of view that they have complete knowledge of what is right, ethically or morally, or what is wrong. host: thank you for the call. you can join the conversation on our facebook page. our question of flip-floping verses de
CSPAN
May 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
realizing that the president of the united states had come here. a number of afghan politicians pointed to that. they said that for someone who came here to reassure the afghan people that they are safe, he sort of slipped in and slipped out. host: patrick quinn. thank you for your time this morning. guest: thank you . host: if you want to comment on the signing of the agreement in the future role of the u.s. in afghanistan, the numbers are on your screen. 202-737-0001 democrats. 202-737-0002 republicans. 202-628-0205 independents. @cspanwj on twitter. rockford, and illinois. democrat's line. go ahead. caller: i was just listening to the comments made and i think it was a good thing he did and understand that people talking about him slipping in and slipping out but under the circumstances, that was the best way for him to go over there. he did not go over there with a lot of bells and whistles to let them know that he was coming. i think it is a good thing that he signed a treaty with afghanistan and do not pull the troops completely and leave them with no one be. host: about the futur
CSPAN
May 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
is that if you look at the correlation between corporate profits and the stagnation of wages in the united states, you can put a t in between those two on a line graph and this is just one of the other problems that go along with that. we've got a bunch of dishonest people actually running our country and telling our representatives in d.c. what to do and we have no say in it anymore. so we're getting what we deserve anyway because we're not standing up for our own rights. bye. host: that's david in hope, michigan. this is on the front page of the "u.s.a. today" this morning. "obesity rate may hit 42% and health care costs could take off too." if nothing is done, it is going to hinder health care cost containment according to a research economist with a non-profit organization in north carolina's research triangle. extra weight takes a significant toll on health. it increases the risks of type ii diabetes, heart disease, stroke, many types of cancer, sleep apnea and other debilitating and chronic illnesses. and we'll get to more of that article on the "u.s.a. today" this morning. our next call co
CSPAN
May 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
the united states of america. host: next is michael from oklahoma city, democrats line, good morning. caller: good morning, i watched some of the c-span coverage yesterday of the libertarian party convention. what i really pulled away from that is the fact that ron paul and i believe some of the tea partiers should join the libertarian party because that is where they belong. with a lot of their platform as well as i don't agree with a lot of the republican platforms. i-map hard-core democrat. host: abc news/washington post, asking the question -- does the country need a new party? nearly half said yes. that is our question this morning and alan is on the phone from pennsylvania, a republican. volume down your television set and we will hear you better. caller: ok - host: we keep getting an echo. when you found in, turn the volume down. robert s. schlesinger wrote about the third party -- his pieces available online at u.s. news.com - next up is gladys from washington, d.c., good morning. caller: as a growing number of the population who either are democrats or republicans become more disenf
CSPAN
May 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
in order to stay in the united states if they have been the victims of domestic violence. that will be the issue there. and again expected the house to spend much of the week on a six of $42 billion defense program bill. that was -- six of $42 billion. -- $642 billion defense program bell. host: will they finish that this week or will it -- or will that lead to the next couple of weeks? guest: it looks like there will be coming back to tuesday and working till friday. they should be able to get the defense authorization bill done. the rules committee usually restricts the number of amendments that can be offered to that bill. unlike last week with that signs of preparation bill, there is a tighter cap on the number of amendments that may be offered. host: niels lesniewski, thank you for joining us with that update on what is going on with the hill this week. we showed you a clip of jamie dimon from jpmorgan on the sunday shows yesterday. want to take to some of the critics of the banking industry. barney frank appeared to discuss the $2 billion error. [video clip] >> the
CSPAN
May 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
here in the united states of america. [applause] that is the choice in this election. host: next call, cleveland, a teacher on the line. welcome to the program, chey. caller: thank you for c-span. i was able to see the romney speech right here on c-span yesterday. this is my first time calling. thank you for c-span overall. my comment, actually, speaks to the fact that if you look at the quotes from chris christie and the other republican governors, what you will notice is a lot of the praise is focused on time when arne duncan, obama's education secretary actually broke with the teachers' unions on issues like meritocracy, things along those lines and teacher accountability. so what you'll get, based on at least what candidate romney has laid out, what we would expect is that we would see more of what those republican governors for for and less dependence on teachers' unions. one of the things that came out in the speech is that 90% of teachers union dollars actually go to democrats. and that they raise more than both political parties combined. the nationals teach teachers un. altho
CSPAN
May 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
viewers today to also look ahead and give us your thoughts on the united states role in this changing world. you think america will continue to be the leader in world affairs? is the u.s. on a decline? give us your thoughts by calling in. you can also catch up with us on all the social media pages on twitter, facebook and email. a very good morning to you on this memorial day. we've already had some people writing in on facebook about this question of america's place in the changing world. want to read a few of those for you right now. angela summer writes in that the u.s. is a busy body. we try to cloak it under do-gooding but we end up doing more harm than good. linda writes in on facebook to our question that america's role is to be a shining model of government, of, by and for the people. to attempt to influence and cooperate with others and direction that will make us safer and more secure in the long run, and make for more peaceful world. with all the money and politics and the republicans serving the 1% of the corporate interest and stopping everything that will help the americ
CSPAN
May 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
for the united states. we do not need to lose any more american lives. not for this type of situation. my god. it is so terrible. these young people come back from the wars today in the middle east. their wounds are so horrific. lots of limbs and everything. it is not worth it to the united states. we have too much we need to do to get back on our feet again. host: here is how mitt romney responded to what is happening in syria and expulsion of syrian timmer -- syrian diplomats around the world. this is from his website. kansas city, missouri, al on our independent line. caller: good morning. it is a shame on the international community not to get involved. shame on them that they are standing on the sidelines and watching tens of thousands of kids being massacred. this regime is the most ruthless regime in the middle east. they are criminals and need to be taken away. they do not have to have boots on the ground. all the have to do is just take out the most important forces. that would solve the problem. host: what do you think about arming the rebels and bring in weapons? t think that is a
CSPAN
May 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
than you were before president obama became president of the united states. if you ask yourself honestly, did the hope and change take place as the president sobol leaf off declared in his campaign, and the answer is, but they to tory. -- the answer is, no. host: give us a call. the number to call for our democrat line is 202-737-0001. the number to call for our republican line is 202-737-0002. the number to call for our independent line is 202-628- 0205. mr. williams, i want to return to your column. you're talking about mr. romney's slogan. you say his belief in america slogan is also like on content. guest: is is light. in all fairness, these campaigns are about manipulation. it is about convincing people of an idea. they have never taken time to think the idea through to see if it will work. understand, both of these men's want to become ceo's of the united states. if you want to become ceo of the united states, you need to know about economics 0101. mr. romney was governor of massachusetts. the jury is still out on him in terms of what he accomplished. he gave rise to the a
CSPAN
May 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
-up of the story that took a lot of news this week in washington, and in the united states. "washington post" friday edition, romney's pranks could go too far. talks about his time at prep school, including interaction with a student about cutting off hair, a story you probably heard about this week. that's what we're getting reaction to this morning. a lot out this week, but the washington post buzzman who served as the go between the paper and the public put out something on his blog that you can find on the washington post website. the head line says mitt romney's bullying story holds up scrutiny. it talks about one of the original paragraphs that occurred on the online story. this is the original online paragraph. there is now an editors note at the bottom of the story, the post is not calling it a correction, i think it is a correction but not jermaine to the central theme of the story. we're interested in getting your perspective. specifically as you read and heard about this week and if it matters to you. again the numbers will be on the screen and you can reach out to us on one of th
CSPAN
May 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
rankings. not only that something also needs to be done, all of us here in the united states should be conscious about educating our children. you post performance on rankings and things of that nature with other pressions. but we really do not as a community or culture in the united states stressed the importance of every human being, every child is born to get a proper education. and things like capitalism. there is money offered to ignorance or lack of education of children. compared to other countries, like china, where as a culture, and they see the importance of educating every single child. not just some who have money. just every single child is important to the culture as a whole. i would like to see the united states change its culture. you know. as far as education. to make sure that every single child is born as a proper education so that they will grow up to be a productive human being before the country. host: "usa today" story highlights the teacher rankings. it is followed up by a "huffington post" story. host: again, the idea of posting teacher rankings and how it a
CSPAN
May 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
in united states? caller: about 35 years. host: why did you come here? caller: for the opportunity. the american portrayed by voice of america was fascinating. host: what do you do today? caller: i would rather not say. life is good, thank you. host: that is one of our viewers saying the class of 2012 should realize that our economy is shaky because of the same policies that mitt romney will double down on as the president. next is linda from bloomfield, conn.. caller: good morning, i am elated that the opportunity that these young people have. it is not just young people but people who are changing careers and deciding to take the next step of whether being an entrepreneur or whether it be switching careers into things they have gets and hobbies and trying to find new ways to put ideas and policies together and implement them to be applicable to more aspects of society. whether it be in the new affordable housing, whether it be in the more creative health care field, whether it be the new technologies that have emerged for the commercialization of military items that are now becom
CSPAN
May 16, 2012 7:00am EDT
think so, because this is the united states. you have people who paid into these programs, people that paid their taxes so when they get in trouble that the people have a safety net. i think it is just the southern part of the united states that is really having problems with the president, with helping people. you also have these people who regarding subsidized housing, these republicans that owns the apartment complexes, they are getting money from the government and then they are complaining about it, but they have section 8 housing that they own. they are complaining about government spending while getting. money from getting. thank you. host: now bruce is on the line, a republican from chicago. good morning. caller: good morning. with the state bailouts, is another case of government rewarding irresponsible behavior. states going into debt and punishing people who act responsibly, by taking their money. it's not right. it happens throughout the government. host: let's look at california in particular. we have on the phone with us "los angeles times" reporter chris megerian. .
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
of your phone calls and get some of your reactions. the former united states senator representing north carolina at, the 2008 candidate for president and vice presidential nominee in the past is john edwards. he spent a lot of time on the national stage and we would like to hear what you think about this as we watched the press coverage over these last couple of weeks. twittwer-- with we have a special line for people in north carolina -- we would like to hear your thoughts and a former senator and the federal government's case against him and what you think of all of this. let's begin with eugene, ore., on the democratic line. caller: may i say that i really miss open phone friday and for your next segment, i wanted to say that i have lost 60 pounds and last five years and i still have 20 to go. host: we will be talking about obesity in america but on to the edwards trial. caller: i think john edwards has really helped even out the fact that republicans and democrats have now both taken us into the sewer. it is sad. i used to look toward the election season every couple of years so tha
CSPAN
May 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
had family in vietnam and also the civil war and iraq. i feel the president of the united states, president obama, has been through so much problems because i have never heard of a congress or a house fight the president in my life. he cannot suggest anything without the government fighting him. i have never heard so much criticism of a president in my whole life. i can remember when john kennedy was president and they did not like what he did and when he was up for, but they remember his famous words. and of course he was assassinated. i feel that the united states of america should look at that flag and think of every star on g and what state you are from and stand up and pull for the president. he can only do so much. he is trying to protect israel, which we have to. that's also in the bible. host: let's look at a couple comments on facebook. jenny calls for impeachment of the president -- and still, alabama, lee is an independent scholar. caller: i just want to say, how soon does america for get? when president obama was running for president and senator john mccain was sayin
CSPAN
May 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
me make this very clear -- as president of the united states, i will devote myself to american century, and i will never, never apologized for americans. some way -- some may ask, why america, why should america be any different from scores of other countries around the globe? i believe we are an exceptional country with a unique destiny and role in the world. not exceptional as the president has derisively said, as the british think great britain is exceptional or the greece greece is exceptional. and barack obama's graman mistaken view, there is nothing unique about the united states. host: that speech, by the way, on our website at c-span.org, and our site for politics c- span.org/campaign2012. viewer has this point. next is charles from atlanta. caller: and i on? good morning, assistant. people need to take a look back and see what president obama has done a lot of this country. he has done a whole lot for this country. he got bin laden. he got health care through. he stopped the slide of the dollar -- he stopped it from going down. it is time for people to take a look and
CSPAN
May 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
the president is going. there was a time when interracial marriage was against the law in the united states. there was a time when civil rights was against the law. there was a time women did not have any rights. and that was a popular thing. for the last gentleman to say that the majority of people in california are not for it, there was a time when racism was the majority. so he took a stance and i commend him for that, the president. it is a generational thing. it used to be taboo for a lot of the subject that are considered just a regular life right now. in another 50 years our kids will look back at this and laugh like how silly this is, in my opinion. host: the "washington times this morning -- milton, west virginia, lorraine on our democrat line. what do you think about what the president had to say? caller: i am glad that he did say it. i have disagreed with the president on this issue. as a heterosexual marriage 25 years, i have the legal rights of this country. if marriage were just a religious right, it would be different, but there are legal ramifications. it goes back to the co
CSPAN
May 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
of the united states of america. nobody will loan you any money. host: from "the washington post" -- host: the committee chairman, dianne feinstein, and ranking republican said the provisions -- host: massachusetts, anthony, independent line. caller: yes, i hope you did not cut me off because of the way i talk. i believe that we need to free markets and liberties back. i also believe that you cannot spend $11 billion per day and only taken $7 billion per day. i think that they should set of a budget and abolish a lot of things like the fed, that turns money and then devalued the dollar. anything you buy at the store all goes up because of that. host: what you think about the tax hikes of no decision is made by the end of the year? caller: i think that the problem is compromise. would you cover runs -- when you compromise, you give up what you believe in. the problem is, people think there is a difference between the democrats and republicans. they only have one vision to support regulations. big banking. business is not working. they should abolish the said. abolish the income tax. and th
CSPAN
May 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
and the united states senate. to borrow less and tax less to help fix the economy. ♪ host: what do you make of the loss of senator lugar? we have been looking what that means for the tea party and what it means for moderates. guest: it means quite a few things for washington and it will send another message that we have a lot of work to do. america is still $15.80 trillion in debt, i am sure that you have heard the same thing in indiana. folks are worried about the future for their grandchildren. we need to make a change to save the country. host: lugar joins the long list of those that draw the ire of their party. he can hardly be called a moderate because he opposed many of the maintenance of the obama had administration. he also backed a flat tax supported by wealthy wage earners. guest: this was obviously a republican primary, and they said they needed a more conservative senator in the united states congress. i hear the same sentiment back home. actually provide some solutions and fox. -- and thoughts. they are ready to try someone else to fix those problems. host: you are a member of
CSPAN
May 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
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May 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
rights of situation and their response will be, well, the united states has human-rights problems, too. that is not a comparable discussion it. >> that is saturday night at 10:00. also this weekend, operation red wing, from his book about a navy seal at war. that's sunday night at 10:00. >> t welcome to old cowtown museum, wichita, kansas. [gunshots] >> today the mayor will talk a little about the problem we're having in the city with taxicabs. hang on for that. >> june 2 and june 3, "booktv and american history tv explore the heritage and literary culture of of wichita, kansas. >> a modest looking paper binding, but it contains an alphabetical list of the members of the senate and house of representatives done in 1831. i believe this was issued only for the members' immediate use only, as it says. there were not supposed to lend this out, because it would tell you exactly where everybody lives, so you could go and point them if you did not like them. >> june 2 and june 3 on c-span 2 and c-span 3. washington journal continues. host: on your screen this friday morning is maria bartiromo
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